Recently, I posted on my other blog about an incident that actually made me more confident in wearing my gray hair as is. Spoiler alert: The shit is hard.

Also, a few months ago, Tre L. Loadholt at A Cornered Gurl inspired me to think about how I use affirmations to navigate all of the changes I’ve been experiencing.

So, with these inspirations, I present five mantras that help me to value myself in a society that seems literally to be anti-aging. I hope it helps someone to understand that it’s okay to transition away from society’s ideology. Feel free to like, share, comment, and download.